District HTS & PSS Officer at BCMCF Lesotho

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Position: District HTS & PSS Officer

Duty Station: Butha-Buthe and Mokhotlong with travel in district

Reports to: Senior Advisor Prevention

Classification: Full-time, fixed term contract


District HTS & PSS Officer

A member of the ETHICS District team reporting to the Senior Advisor Prevention, the District HTS & PSS Officer will provide overall oversight and leadership for the implementation of all HIV testing services in the district.

Responsibilities

Responsible for initiating novel or revised initiatives to improve coverage of HTS services in the district. The officer will supervise Lead PITC Counsellor’s activities, and provide training quality assurance and improvement support. S/he will work and liaise with key stakeholders including DHMT and partner organizations as key contact person for Project HTS activities in the district.

Key Performance Areas

  • Lead development and implementation of HTS strategies to reach untested and underserved populations;
  • Lead development and implementation of strategies to increase the proportion of new HIV positive clients identified through index testing to at least 35%;
  • Oversee and capacitate lead PITC counsellors as they supervise, mentor and train lay counsellors in supported facilities.
  • Establish life-long learning and quality improvement initiatives regarding HTS.
  • Coordinate HTS activities in alignment with PREFAR indicators and targets. Track monthly and implement strategies for improvement on HTS performance against set PEPFAR indicators and targets.
  • Ensure provision and appropriate documentation of HTS activities at all supported sites.
  • Oversee timely collection and capturing of HTS data, weekly, monthly and quarterly for each site and forward to Senior Advisor Prevention and the SI&E.
  • Cooperate with district SI officers for analysis of all HTS data.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of differentiated care models to provide improved support for the improvement of viral suppression of those ART and improved retention in ART care.
  • In collaboration with other implementing partners, work with MOH, clients, caregivers, communities and partners to define acceptable and feasible parameters for community ART support and possible delivery.
  • Preform other as may be required for time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Counselling, Psychology Health Science or any other related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in HIV Testing Services and Familiarity with Lesotho’s relevant policies, guidelines and programming.
  • Postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skill fo the project Director.

Applicants must email application , including CV and cover letter to [email protected].

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 27th January 2020.

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